SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
M&A: Ryland, Kythera acquired by OC rivals within days of each other.
Two publicly traded companies in Westlake Village strike deals.
STOCKS: Local publicly traded companies navigate recovery.
The largest public companies in the Valley find ways to grow their market capitalization.
Michelle Leder makes a living by reading the fine print in stock filings.
Farmers Insurance makes Fortune 500 despite no public stock.
It’s not a public company, but Farmers Insurance has a place on the Fortune 500.
Disney counting on new Star Wars figures to improve sales.
Disney leverages its “Star Wars” movies to revive its video game division.
Technology developed by Glendale company employed in crises.
If you need mass communication during a disaster, call Everbridge Inc.
“Zombie foreclosures” are reported in the Ventura County home market.
MANUFACTURING: Talon stakes more on fabric technology than its core fasteners business.
Can a new stretchy fabric turn around Talon International?
ELECTRONICS: Electro Rent replaces work lost after large contract expires.
Electro Rent rebounds after losing a major contract.
ENTERTAINMENT: Worries over movie flops give way to small-screen optimism.
DreamWorks Animation shrinks its film slate, but TV work picks up.
REAL ESTATE: Marcus & Millichap has seen stock rise fourfold since listing.
Apartment brokerage Marcus & Millichap went public just as the multifamily sector got hot.
FUNDRAISING: MobileCause in Calabasas offers groups social and mobile access.
Most non-profits have two goals – to serve their communities and to raise enough money to stay afloat.
MARKETING: Valencia attorney hired for faraway case using new technology.
On June 3, attorney Gregory Owen held a press conference in Huntington Park to announce that children who attended a police-sponsored youth boot camp were physically and verbally abused during their week stay at the camp in May.
West Point grad Todd Stevens is the CEO of the Valley’s newest public company – California Resources Corp. – and he’s looking for oil.
West Point graduate Todd Stevens assumes the leadership of California Resources Corp.
RESIDENTIAL: Habitat for Humanity sponsors unusual Santa Clarita tract.
Finishing touches are being added over the next few weeks to an innovative Santa Clarita subdivision that will provide housing and support services to 78 low-income veterans and their families.
News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley
Marvin Jay Caukin, 66, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for embezzling more than $10 million from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Long Beach.
Calendar of events
The next few months will decide the future of Valley public transit.
Housing coming to site of former Boeing fitness center
Former Boeing fitness center gets OK to become 90-home subdivision.
AEROSPACE: NASA program boosts Rocketdyne plant in Chatsworth.
A new NASA contract could heat up Rocketdyne’s engine factory in the Valley.
HOSPITALITY: PNK Group building second Ventura Boulevard boutique.
Sagar Kumar wants to build a new hotel – right next to the one he already owns.
VEDC plans to leverage a grant into a national $20 million microlending program.
Startup offers brands real-time monitoring of social media.
Bottlenose, a media monitoring startup, lands $13.5 million in venture capital.
Health Net, Amgen make list of corporate names with sizzle.
From Amgen to Warner Bros., billion-dollar brands abound in the Valley.